Treatment For Tingling And Burning Sensation All Over The Body

A burning sensation felt all over the body can indicate many kinds of diseases and medical conditions. When a person feels a tingling or a burning sensation in any part or all over the body, medical consult should be sought in order for the necessary tests to be done and to arrive at the correct diagnosis for prompt and appropriate treatment.

Here are some facts that are associated with burning sensation all over the body,

  • Anyone can experience a burning sensation all over his or her body; however there are more reports of adults suffering from the condition.
  • There are many indications of a burning sensation felt all over the body ranging from a psychological reaction to a neurovascular dysfunction.
  • Whatever the cause, the root of such burning sensation involves nerve damage.
  • The body’s nerves are responsible for the transmission of signals from the brain to different parts of the body.
  • These signals help muscles to work and move and it also helps to perceive sensations.
  • When these nerves are damaged, the signals are not properly transmitted to the different parts of the body causing numbness, paresthesias, tingling sensations, pins and needles sensation, and even burning sensation.

Conditions Associated With Burning Sensation All Over The Body

When an individual starts to experience a tingling or burning sensation all over his or her body, he or she may be experiencing the following diseases or conditions:

  • Trauma.
  • Peripheral neuropathy is a common cause of burning sensation which is more frequently observed in individuals suffering from diabetes or other systemic disorders.
  • Neuralgia can result in pain along with burning sensation in the body.
  • Radiculothopy, refers to the involvement of the radial nerve.
  • Herpes can also result in burning and tingling sensation.
  • Peripheral vascular disease.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome results in compression of the nerves that supply to the hand and the fingers, which in turn is associated with burning, tingling and pain.

Causes And Treatment For Burning Sensation

The root cause of burning and tingling sensation all over the body is damage to the nerves.

These can be caused by:

  • Traumatic events.
  • Nerve injury.
  • Spinal injury.
  • Skin infections.
  • Decreased blood flow.
  • Brain injuries.
  • Bites and stings from insects, snakes, and marine animals.
  • Vitamin and hormone deficiencies.

The goal of treatment for this condition is to relieve the patient from the burning and tingling sensation that he or she is feeling. Treatment is dependent on the cause and can include the following:

  • Vitamin supplements such as vitamin B-complex. Vitamin B12 supplements are considered to be very vital.
  • Hormonal replacements may be required in females approaching menopause.
  • Anti-venom for bites from insects, snakes, and marine animals.
  • Consumption of foods like onion, garlic, etc are considered to help make the blood thinner, which in turn helps in the management of peripheral vascular diseases.
  • Calcium supplementation is also important. Increase the intake of low fat milk and dairy products.

12 thoughts on “Treatment For Tingling And Burning Sensation All Over The Body

  • January 10, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I am having burning sensation all over my body, what should I do?

    • January 11, 2014 at 9:03 am

      There are several reasons for burning sensation in body, but the main underlying reason is nerve damage. There may be an issue with the nervous system and such burning is also referred to as peripheral neuropathy. Vitamin deficiency, hormonal problems, leprosy etc can also produce burning all over body. It is imperative to find the underlying reason to treat it well. You may need to consult your doctor who will advise you to do certain tests. If the cause is diabetes, blood sugar control is the key in alleviating the condition. In this way if the cause is vitamin deficiency, eating vitamin risk food such as vegetables and fruits may be beneficial.

  • January 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I am having this problem every winter season. I am suffering from cold burn in some of my body parts. I applied moisturizing cream but it did not work. Can you suggest treatment for this?

    • January 24, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      Prolonged exposure to cold air of winter may be responsible for cold burns. Here are some of the tips that may help.
      • Whenever you go out in winter months, dress for the weather accordingly. Wear woolen clothes. Wear scarf, hat and gloves.
      • Avoid taking bath or shower with hot water, instead use lukewarm water, because hot water can rob away moisture from your skin.
      • Eat foods that contain omega 3 fatty acids. Fish, olives, avocados, flaxseed, etc contain high amount of omega 3 fatty acids.
      • Eat foods containing vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to maintain production of collagen. It is a protein which helps the skin to remain healthy.
      • Drink plenty of water.

  • January 30, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I have been suffering from pricking sensation on my stomach and all over my body since the last 3 months. I have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. I am taking pregalin 500 mg and still pain has not subsided. Please let me know if there is any other way to reduce pain. I have tested for vitamin deficiency and also underwent MRI dorsal spine and everything is normal. My sugar has come down to normal now.

    • February 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      You have not mentioned whether you are a diabetic. Sometimes tingling and pricking sensation of peripheral neuropathy remains even if your sugar is within the normal range and you are diabetic. However further damage to nerves can be limited by keeping blood sugar under control in diabetics. Avoid alcohol and cigarettes. Light exercise is very important for treating neuropathy. It promotes blood circulation and also keeps blood sugar under control. Massage with castor oil can give symptomatic relief. Besides you can also meditate and practice yoga.

  • May 6, 2014 at 2:03 am

    My father is 72 yrs old. He is feeling burning sensation all over his body. Whom shall we consult Physician or neurologist?

    • May 6, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      Before replying to your query, I want some more information of your father’s health. Is he suffering from diabetes or any other ailments? Is he taking any medications? Since how long he is having burning sensation all over the body?

  • June 16, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    I am feeling burning sensation all over the body for a year now. What is the cause? Is there any remedy to alleviate my problem?

    • June 17, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Burning sensation all over body is something related to neuritis. It is the sensory nerves which may have been affected. There are many causes such as diabetes, vitamin deficiency and sometimes it may be idiopathic reason, meaning the cause of condition remains inconclusive. You have to do blood tests for blood sugar, vitamin B12. If diabetes is present control your sugar level. Eat foods which contain vitamin B12. Fish and animal products contain vitamin B12. You can take vitamin B complex on your doctor’s recommendation.

  • July 13, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I have been having burning sensation all over my body especially around my waistline and my thighs. I also have numbness and a pinch like feeling as if someone has pulled a hair on my body. I’m not a Diabetic. What is the remedy?

    • July 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      Before finding the remedy it is essential to know the cause. There are several reasons and you have to rule out each one of them. For example it can be due to neuritis related vitamin deficiency. It can be due to initial few days of herpes, where the blisters have not appeared. However, to alleviate the symptoms aloe vera gel is useful natural remedy. Apply cold fomentation. If you do experience any relief after few days, consult your doctor. Avoid wearing tight clothes.


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